MCCANN, Rita Dinita
October 29, 1933 — September 9, 2023
Born on October 29, 1933, Rita McCann peacefully departed from this world at the age of 89 September 9, 2023.
Rita is survived by her son, Michael Mccann; her son & daughter-in-law, Robert & Michelle Mccann; as well as her two grandsons, Noah and Logan. Sadly, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ivan.
Rita’s life began on a farm in Inglis, Manitoba, where her deep affection for animals and passion for cooking were nurtured. In 1955, she embarked on a lifelong journey with Ivan, exchanging vows in the same beloved town. Following a brief sojourn in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the couple settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where they welcomed and raised their two sons.
Later, the McCann family embarked on a new chapter, relocating to Regina, Saskatchewan, where Rita devoted herself to her role as a dedicated housewife and caregiver to her loved ones. During this time, she also developed a fondness for bridge, cribbage, and golf.
Retirement brought Rita and Ivan to Kelowna, BC in 1990. Rita and Ivan’s shared love for golfing remained a cherished activity. In addition to their rounds on the green, they found enjoyment in the summertime by taking up swimming in the refreshing waters of Lake Okanagan. They adventured around the world as they travelled extensively throughout Europe, where they immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of cultures and history the continent had to offer. The Caribbean and Mexico were also special places for them, where they explored the beauty of tropical landscapes and made unforgettable memories together.
Following the passing of Ivan, Rita embarked on a new chapter in her life by settling in Missionwood Retirement Resort. There, she appreciated the vibrant social atmosphere, with her favourite pastimes being leisurely walks and engaging games of bridge. In this welcoming community, Rita forged meaningful friendships and relished the companionship of her peers. These final years of her life were marked by contentment, as she embraced her golden years.
Rita will be sorely missed by her loved ones and friends. Her warmth, kindness, and the countless cherished memories she created will forever be a part of their hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023, at 11:00 am (PDT), at CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2091 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. A reception will follow.
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